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Media advisory,
Monday, May 15, 2017, 10 a.m.,
Police headquarters, 40 College Street,
Police Week kick-off

Broadcast time: 04:59
Monday, May 15, 2017

Corporate Communications

Police Week in Ontario is an annual event dedicated to promoting crime prevention, recognition, and awareness of police services in the community. It is also an opportunity to commend current police officers for their dedication and commitment in keeping our communities safe.

Since 1970, Police Week has been observed in May to coincide with Peace Officers Memorial Day, recognized internationally on May 15.

This year Sunday, May 14, 2017 through Saturday, May 20, 2017 will be designated Police Week in Ontario. The theme for this year is "Working Together for Safer Communities." It supports a collaborative approach towards safer and healthier communities in Ontario, while also recognizing the important role of the police in helping to achieve that goal. Further, it celebrates the positive relationships between local police officers and their community.

On Monday, May 15, 2017, at 10 a.m., at police headquarters, 40 College Street, the Toronto Police Service will be kicking off Police Week with an open house. Various TPS units and officers will be on hand to demonstrate police equipment and answer questions from the public. The national anthem will be sung by 50 students from Church Street Public School to mark the start of Police Week.

The following units will be participating in the open house:

- TPS Museum and Discovery Centre
- Communications Services
- Parking Enforcement Unit - Disability Liaison Section
- Emergency Task Force
- Employment Unit
- Forensic Identification Services
- Marine Unit
- Mounted Unit
- Police Dog Services
- Traffic Services
- Divisional Policing Support Unit

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Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Deborah Hartford, Operational Support Services